MSc Disaster Healthcare (Online Delivery)

This distinctive Masters in Disaster Healthcare is the only course of its kind and is aimed at experienced healthcare professionals working in the humanitarian field, or those who aspire to do so. A key element of this Disaster Healthcare degree is its strong international and trans-cultural focus. This degree involves studying via distance learning, plus an annual two-week residential Summer School at the beginning of the course.

You will study the key areas of theory and practice that are relevant to healthcare in complex humanitarian disasters, from resilience and response to mitigation and recovery. The course will prepare you to provide high quality care to vulnerable populations in conflict zones, and disaster emergencies through humanitarian assistance. You will also develop your knowledge on how to reduce disaster risks and improve public health.

What you will study


Year One
  • Summer School (14 days attendance required).
  • Personal Preparation for Disasters
  • Principles and Concepts in Disasters
  • Protecting Public Health in Disasters

You can exit the course in year one with a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert).

Year Two
  • Professional Development for Disaster
  • Evidence-based Practice in Disasters
  • Promoting Public Health

You can exit the course in year two with a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip).

Year Three
  • Professional Practice in Disasters
  • Researching and Evaluating Disasters

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  • Part Time 3 Years Start Date: Aug 2017
    • Part Time 3 Years Start Date: Aug 2018